Photography is an art of capturing the memorable moments to savor for years to come. Today, it is considered as the hottest profession in the town. More and more people these days are taking up, or have taken photography as their career and equal number of people observe it as their hobby.
If photography is your profession or a hobby, you must know a lot more about how it works, in order to improve your portrait photography skills. Here are some essential tips to help you boost your overall photography skill set.
Selection – To earn recognition, it is wise only to show the best pictures of yours to others. It will keep them interested in your work.
Turn the camera on its side – It may seem uncomfortable to hold the camera on its side but you must get used to it. If the subject fits well into upright rectangle, shooting in landscape may not worth it, as so much picture space is wasted. The pixels of your camera hold great value so do not waste them unnecessarily.
Framing – By providing attention to framing, you can easily augment your photography. Looking into the viewfinder’s corner will let you see what is there. You must find out whether you require all that background and have to zoom in to get closer to your subject.
Lighting direction – A lot of things in photography depends upon lighting. In order to identify the direction of lighting, take a close and careful look at the subject and see how the shadows fall. If you have chosen the day time to shoot the pictures, do it in the early morning or late afternoon. Shooting pictures when the sun is too high in the sky may not produce the best quality pictures. As the color of light is warmer in early morning and late afternoon, a nice, pleasing effect is created in the pictures. While shooting in sunlight, make sure to position your subject such that sun hits it from the side.
In camera flash – At the time of using in camera flash; make sure your subject stays away from walls, particularly light-colored ones. You must also evade using that ugly black shadow, which looks more like an outline.
Speed of shutter – While shooting the moving objects, it is important to set the camera to Shutter Speed Priority mode. By doing so, you select the shutter speed whereas the camera chooses the sitting aperture, depending on the light reading.
Apertures – Select the Aperture Priority mode if you think that field depth is important to ensure everything is in focus or to keep some things out of focus. By doing so, the camera will choose the speed of shutter as per the lighting conditions.
By following these tips, you will not only improve your photography skill but eventually, come out as winner. The great and successful photographers always pay heed to the tips and advices and accordingly perform their task.